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Todd VanDerwerken
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  • Bellevue, Ne
  • United States
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  • J Edwards
  • Rod Carew Baseball
  • Dave Vaccaro
  • Ted Burda  a.k.a. The Hit Doctor
  • Bill Stanton
 

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Todd VanDerwerken replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Increase Flexibility and Mobility
"We've used a variation of this over the last few years with our team, we'll be 12U this coming season. Haven't had any injuries to any muscles groups, have had some turned ankles, fingers, etc., but no arm or leg…"
Nov 21, 2015
Todd VanDerwerken replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Catchers Stances? in the group Catchers and Catching Coaches
"There are only 3 stances that catchers need to worry about; sign giving stance, a receiving position with no runners on and a runners on stance; but for youth catchers there are only two as really young catchers do not normally give signs. For…"
Apr 27, 2015
Todd VanDerwerken replied to Matt N's discussion Back Elbow Slides; Bat Drag Correction Driils
"Mike/Jake Epstein have a few drills to address this that worked for my son; the drills have you keep the bat against the shoulder and start your swing and not release the bat until your hips have completely fired, this is a good analysis of various…"
Jan 28, 2015
Todd VanDerwerken replied to Markus Darnley's discussion best batting tee?
"Completely agree… Tanner Tee hands down  "
Jan 9, 2015
Todd VanDerwerken shared Perry Cunningham's blog post on Facebook
Oct 27, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken replied to Kevin J. Lewis's discussion Coming out of your crouch faster in the group Catchers and Catching Coaches
"Do you teach your players to setup in a runner’s on position with their throwing hand (thumb tucked in) behind the mitt so when they make the exchange out front their throwing hand is already our front?"
Oct 9, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken liked Joe Janish's group Catchers and Catching Coaches
Oct 3, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken replied to Kevin J. Lewis's discussion Coming out of your crouch faster in the group Catchers and Catching Coaches
"Frist of all I would not recommend cheating, i.e. left foot forward, chest turn, etc. the minute you do that you cut off your ability to block the ball to the right side; which last I knew is much more important than throwing out a runner, since…"
Oct 3, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken joined Joe Janish's group
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Catchers and Catching Coaches

Discussing the mechanics, techniques, and theories of catching as well as how to teach catchers.
Oct 3, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Throwing Partners (pitchers-catchers connect)

A place where pitchers can connect with a catcher in their local area to train together.Need someone to throw with? Make a connection here and throw a bullpen!See More
Jun 22, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken commented on Paul Carroll's blog post Pregame hitting routine for 10-11 year olds
"We are a 10U team and start with tee work into a net with normal baseballs focusing on mechanics.  Then we move to front toss with wiffle balls, still focusing on mechanics and tracking the ball in.  Then to a “normal” BP with…"
Mar 24, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken commented on Bill Stanton's blog post The Things I Miss Most- by Dan Fetes
"Well said young man, great insight to life.  As a father of 6; most of who are grown now this hit close to home for me.  As a coach for my youngest son’s travel team I treat each game/practice as something special, knowing I will…"
Mar 8, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Baseball Fitness

This group is the place to discuss baseball specific exercises and training.  Put in your time in the gym before you step between the lines.
Feb 28, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken liked Tad Reida's profile
Feb 27, 2014
Todd VanDerwerken shared Chad Moeller's blog post on Facebook
Jul 22, 2013
Todd VanDerwerken liked Chad Moeller's blog post What is the Biggest Problem in Youth Baseball?
Jul 22, 2013

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Position(s):
C
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, American Legion
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch

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At 7:55pm on November 8, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Todd- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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